THE RHEA COUNTY REPUBLICAN
ADVANCING THE CONSERVATIVE CAUSE
Vol. 2 – No. 3 – May 2018
RHEA COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Keith Flatness, Chairman Bitsy Gryder, Vice Chairman
Donna Taylor, Secretary Larry Pendergrass, Treasurer
Linda Pendergrass, Vice Treasurer Marv Keener, Chaplain
Gary Drinkard, Parliamentarian Jim Murphy, PAC Chair
The May meeting will be held on Thursday, 3 May, at 7:00 PM, at the Rhea County Sheriff’s Training Center, 711 Eagle Ln, Evensville, TN. We look forward to seeing you there!
MINUTES FROM THE MARCH MEETING
The March 1st meeting of the Rhea County Republican Party was called to order by Chairman Flatness, at 7 PM. Marvin Keener led us in prayer and Joe Gryder led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Chairman Flatness recognized numerous guests including Steve Downs, a representative for Randy Boyd, who is a candidate for Governor.
Donna Taylor, Secretary, read the minutes of the February meeting. Bitsy Gryder moved to accept the minutes as read, seconded by Joe Gryder. The motion carried.
The Treasurer’s Report was given by Larry Taylor. Marvin Keener moved to accept the report, seconded by Mary Drinkard. The motion carried.
The PAC report was given by Jim Murphy.
Kris Bancroft gave the Legislative Report.
Old Business –
Joe Gryder reported on the Reagan Day Dinner. It was reported that Diane Black would not be attending the dinner. It was reported that other candidates for Governor, including Randy Boyd, Beth Harwell, Kay White, and Bill Lee would attend. Joe Gryder stated that each candidate would be given five minutes to speak to the attendees. Also discussed were the program schedule, auction items, straw poll, tickets sold, menu, desserts provided by volunteers, door prizes, set-up, and decorating.
Chairman Flatness entertained us with his “Joke of the Month,” and announced that the next meeting will be held on April 5th.
Kris Bancroft moved to adjourn. Joe Gryder seconded, and the motion carried. The meeting was adjourned.
A little world history: In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, 20 million Russian dissidents were rounded up and murdered. In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Christian Armenians were rounded up and murdered. In 1938, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews and others were rounded up and murdered. In 1935, China established gun control. From 1948 to 1952, more than 20 million political dissidents were rounded up and murdered. In 1964, Guatemala established gun control. From 1981 to 1984 more than 100,000 Mayan Indians were rounded up and murdered. In
1970, Uganda established gun control. From 1971 to 1979 some 300,000 Ugandan Christians were rounded up and murdered. In 1956 Cambodia established gun control. From 1975 to 1977 more than 1 million “educated” people were rounded up and murdered. So, in the 20th Century, more than 56 million defenseless people were rounded up and exterminated by governments that had first disarmed them. Think about that! [Thanks to American Warrior Revolution, via Ted Carrigan. – Editor]
COMMENTS FROM OUR REPRESENTATIVES
[No comments were received from our elected representatives by press time. – Editor]
READERS ANNOUNCEMENTS & COMMENTS
This section is provided for our readers to make announcements about activities in their area or offer commentary on current events. Readers are encouraged to do so. Please e-mail your announcements or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org – Editor.
Brian Troyer a reader from Apple Creek, OH offers the following: Left-wingers regularly fantasize about the U.S. Marshal Service arresting President Trump under orders of a federal court. Even some federal prosecutors, who should know better, float the fantasy that the President can be arrested and jailed by the Marshals if he refuses to testify under compulsion of a Bob Mueller subpoena. Such is the state of constitutional ignorance in this country.
Please allow me put this silliness to rest: The U.S. Marshals can’t arrest the President. They are subordinate to him. The U.S. Marshal Service has a statutory charge to protect federal courts and enforce their judicial orders, like arresting fugitives. But the Marshals are part of the Department of Justice. Their duties are executive duties, and they are under the supervision of the Attorney General and ultimately the President, who can fire U.S. Marshals, who are political appointees.
This is basic constitutional separation of powers. The President holds all the executive power. You may recall that Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist 78 that the courts would be “the least dangerous branch,” because they must depend on the President even to enforce their orders — with the direct implication that the President can refuse. This is exactly what that means. The Marshals are in effect detailed to protect federal judges and carry out routine executive functions following from court orders. But they are under the President’s authority at all times. See, e.g., Chabal v. Reagan, 841 F.2d 1216 (1982).
This means the President can order them to stand down, and he can fire appointees if necessary. The notion of U.S. Marshals showing up at the White House to arrest the President is absurd to begin with, but in any event he could just countermand any order they had received and tell them to return to their normal duties.
And before someone says, “constitutional crisis,” let me add, probably so, if that’s what you consider a crisis, but not of the President’s doing. Congress can’t give executive authority to the courts, and the courts can’t take it for themselves. If they purport to order Marshalls to arrest the President, they are creating the “crisis.” You either take separation of powers seriously, or you don’t.
Gary Drinkard, our RCRP Parliamentarian shares this quote: “The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of public officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome becomes bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance.” Attributed to Marcus Tullius Cicero, c 55 BC.
John M Anthony, a reader from Cleveland, TN offers the following: Buried in Congress’ 2012 Moving Ahead for Progress bill, supported by then Pres. Obama, was an Electronic Logging Device rule that is driving some small truckers out of business.
The Obama Department of Transportation attempted to create a similar regulation that would have required operators of farm equipment to obtain a CDL license, a move that would have shut down many small family farms. Luckily, pushback from the farming community derailed the effort. As one Texas farmer said at the hearings, “I think they’re idiots,” says Schmalriede. “All we see in the news all the time is some idiot decision that they’ve made again.”
Small family-owned businesses are the backbone of American prosperity. This means, farmers, doctors, dentists, machinists, manufacturers, construction, and more. When the government stifles family businesses, they are destroying broad-based economic opportunities and hope for millions of creative, entrepreneurial Americans. The government did not build prosperity, they are wrecking it.
Dr. Dick M. Carpenter II, Director of Strategic Research for the Institute of Justice has graded Tennessee with a “D-“on its failure to protect citizens in Civil Asset Forfeiture matters. You can find out about your state’s ranking here: http://ij.org/report/policing-for-profit/
Should there be a crackdown on “hate speech?” Seems to me it’s a decision that must be made after we find out who defines what “hate speech” is.
Karen Bracken, a reader from Ocoee, TN shared the following from J.b. Williams
THE ART OF TRIANGULATION
The purpose of triangulation is to set up an enemy into a position where they can’t move any direction at all without stepping into a trap.
STEP ONE – DONE! Convince “the people” that Trump “colluded with Putin and Russia” to win the White House, creating the appearance of foreign entanglement with long-time enemy of the USA. Despite having no evidence of such whatsoever all that is needed is to create the impression of support of enemy forces and leaving doubts even in the mind of many Trump supporters.
STEP TWO – DONE! Convince “the people” that Putin and Russia “interfered with our elections” to drive up the notion that “communist Russia” remains a grave threat to the USA. In reality, the USA and Russia have something very important in common; both oppose any One World Order, which is why both Trump and Russia are enemies of the New World Order powers.
STEP THREE – DONE! Refer to known “terrorists” in Syria as “freedom fighters” in order to fund, arm and train “terrorists” in Syria to threaten the Syrian government. Then demonize the Syrian government for trying to quiet “rebel” forces that are supported by the “deep state”
STEP FOUR – DONE! Convince “the people” that yet another Middle Eastern government (Syria) must be toppled for “humanitarian” reasons and associate Russia with the “evil leader” of Syria, which now creates a reason for going to war with Russia via Syria, all in the name of “humanitarian” concerns for the people of Syria. Use chemical weapons blamed on the Syrian government to justify war.
STEP FIVE – PULL THE TRIGGER. Trump is now triangulated. He is perceived to be allied with Putin and Russia via falsely alleged election “collusion.” Despite turning up NO evidence of any such collusion, the DOJ and FBI expand their investigation from Russian collusion to anything and everything even remotely related to Trump and they use the full unbridled weight and power of the Federal Government to terrorize Trump and everyone ever associated with him. Use anyone, including porn stars and prostitutes to discredit Trump. Have known dirty cops like Comey, Mueller and Rosenstein, write books undermining Trump. Use chemical weapons in Syria and point the finger at Assad, who has everything to lose and nothing to gain by the use of such weapons, to get “the people” ready to initiate war with Syria that will draw in Russia and China among others… Trump is now in the position that if he launches WWIII in Syria, his enemies pushing him to do it will hang WWIII around his neck and take him down. If Trump doesn’t launch WWIII in Syria, his enemies will claim that it is due to his alliance with Putin and Russia and use that to lynch Trump.
No matter which way Trump goes, he will walk into a trap carefully laid for him.
A 3% tax on tea eventually led to the American Revolution. Now, you pay up to 70% of your taxes to a de facto corporate government. You are groped at the airport, surveilled on the street, spied upon in your own home, fed propaganda by the media, have your rights eroded, your currency devalued, and are on the verge of an overt police state. What happened to the “land of the free and home of the brave?”
BOOK OF THE MONTH
“1984,” by George Orwell, was published in 1949 and continues to be a seminal work in western culture. Even a variation on the author’s name – “Orwellian” – has been integrated into our language as a descriptor indicating an intrusive and overbearing government, operating in a culture that has been stripped of all human rights and dignity.
Although George Orwell didn’t have all the technology perfectly outlined and described in his work we see the presence of his theme manifested in surveillance everywhere we turn, the total shredding of our rights under the 4th Amendment, and our rights of free speech under the 1st Amendment being stripped from us as we are increasingly compelled to submit to political correctness in our discourse – what Orwell referred to as “newspeak.”
We cannot claim we were never warned of what would eventually happen here in “Oceana,” all we can do is marvel at the truth provided in George Orwell’s predictions.
Is it too late to turn things around at this point – to regain those freedoms willingly forfeited in exchange for our not having to be bothered with fulfilling the responsibilities that are attendant to our privileges? Who knows? We’re not at the end of “1984” yet but we’re approaching that year awfully fast! Why don’t you pick up a copy, give it a read, and determine that answer for yourself. – Editor
NOTE: Recently, a reader asked why recently introduced legislation is included in your newsletter and the question deserves an answer: Certainly, there are many bills that are being introduced – too many for the average citizen to keep up with – and that is why those bills that have the greatest impact on our country and its citizens are included for your review. Therefore, I hope you will please peruse these bills and if you see one (or more!) that concerns you, you can then contact your elected representatives to let them know whether you support the legislation or prefer that they vote against it. It’s almost a guarantee that you will not hear about these bills anywhere else! – Editor
H.J. Res. 2 Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States (Goodlatte, R-VA) – 5 pages. H.J.Res. 2 amends the Constitution of the United States to require three-fifths of both legislative bodies to approve spending than exceeds government revenue, require three-fifths of both legislative bodies to raise the limit on the debt, and require the President to submit a proposed budget to Congress in which total outlays do not exceed total receipts. Congress may wave these requirements for any fiscal year the United States is engaged in military conflict that causes an imminent and serious military threat to national security and is so declared by a joint resolution.
The bill was forwarded to committee for consideration and refinement, and was sent to the floor for consideration on 6 April.
A vote on H.J. Res 2 was taken on 12 April (233/184) and failed to receive the required 3/5th majority to pass it. It may or may not get another vote.
HR 2219 End Banking for Human Traffickers Act of 2018 (Royce, R-CA) – 9 pages. HR 2219 seeks to block human traffickers’ access to the financial system by enhancing the financial industry’s efforts to detect and deter money laundering related to human trafficking and by encouraging foreign governments to have in effect a framework to prevent financial transactions involving the proceeds of severe forms of trafficking. The bill passed the House and has been forwarded to the Senate.
HR 5192 Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act (Curbelo, R-FL) – 12 pages. This bill authorizes the Commissioner of Social Security to provide confirmation of fraud protection data to certain permitted entities. According to recent news releases identity thieves have focused their attention on obtaining personal information on children in order to create false identities for nefarious purposes. The most common means of obtaining these data are through school system computers. The bill has passed committee review and has been placed on the House schedule for vote.
HR 4061 Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2017 (Ross, R-FL) – 23 pages. HR 4061 amends the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to improve the transparency of the Financial Stability Oversight Council and to improve the SIFI designation process. The bill passed the House on 11 April and has been forwarded to the Senate for consideration.
HR 4293 Stress Test Improvement Act of 2017 (Zeldin, R-NY) – 4 pages. HR 4293 reforms the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review process and the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test process to relieve small town savings banks from the rigors imposed on investment banks.
HR 443 James K. Polk Presidential Home Study Act (DesJarlais, R-TN) – 6 pages. HR 443 directs the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating the James K. Polk home in Columbia, TN, as a unit of the National Park system. The bill passed in the House of Representatives on 16 April and has been forwarded to the Senate for consideration.
HR 5438 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow officers and employees of the Department of Treasury to provide to taxpayers information regarding low-income taxpayer clinics. (Holding, R-NC) – 2 pages. HR 5438 has been forwarded to committee for consideration.
HR 4790 Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act (Hill, R-AR) – 10 pages. HR 4790 amends Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, known as the “Volcker Rule,” to streamline the regulatory authority over the Volcker Rule by granting the Federal Reserve the exclusive rulemaking authority and providing for sole examination and enforcement authority by an entity’s primary federal regulator. Community banks also entity with $10 billion or more in total consolidated assets and total trading assets and trading liability that are more than 5% of total consolidated assets. The bill passed in the House by a vote of 300/104 and has been forwarded to the Senate for consideration.
S 2667 Hemp Farming Act of 2018 (McConnell, R-KY) is a bill to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to provide for State and Tribal regulation of hemp production. The bill is identical to HR 5485, a bill introduced by Comer, R-KY. The bills provide a means by which Indian tribes may begin farming and marketing marijuana.
S 2680 A bill to address the opioid crisis (Alexander, R-TN) was introduced the same day as Senator McConnell’s S 2667.
HR 5444 Taxpayer First Act (Jenkins, R-KA) – 93 pages. To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1968 and improve the Internal Revenue Service. This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to modify the organizational structure, enforcement procedures, and services of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
The bill establishes within the IRS the Independent Office of Appeals to resolve tax controversies and review administrative decisions.
With respect to the services provided to taxpayers, the bill requires the IRS to: Submit to Congress a customer service strategy, continue to operate the IRS Free File Program, and exempt certain low-income taxpayers from payments required to submit an offer-in-compromise. The bill revises enforcement procedures relating to the seizure of property that has been structured to avoid Bank Secrecy Act reporting requirements, equitable relief from joint liability, the issuance of a summons, referrals for private debt collection, contacting third parties, and providing access to return and return information to individuals who are not IRS employees. The bill addresses the organizational structure of the IRS by modifying the titles of several IRS officials, establishing requirements for responding to Taxpayer Advocate Directives and providing statistical support to the National Taxpayer Advocate, eliminating the IRS Oversight Board, and requiring the IRS to submit a reorganization plan to Congress. The bill also makes Tax Court judges subject to the same grounds for disqualification as other federal judges.
HR 544 passed the House by a vote of 414/0 and has been forwarded to the Senate for consideration.
[Numerous other bills, e.g HR 5445, the 21st Century IRS Act (Bishop, R-MI) – 28 pages – have been introduced that would improve services provided by the Internal Revenue Service and provide more oversight to ensure certain groups of taxpayers are not targeted for political purposes in the future. Our government has finally begun to address matters of concern to citizens but the ideal situation would be in the form of a repeal of the 16th Amendment and the institution of the Fair Tax. – Editor]
HR 4744 Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act (McCaul, R-TX), 28 pages, was forwarded to the House for consideration on 20 April. The bill imposes additional sanctions on the government of Iran in response to their continued human rights violations.
S 382 Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017 (Menendez, D-NJ), 9 pages, was ordered reported in the Senate on 24 April. The bill requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to collect data on cancer incidence among firefighters to determine whether they are at greater risk because of their exposure to fumes, gases, and particulate encountered during the conduct of their singular workplace exposures.
HR 2061 North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017 (I Ros-Lehtinen, R-FL), 18 pages, was returned by the Senate with changes and thus must be reconsidered by the House. The bill reauthorizes human rights and democracy programs under the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004 until 2022. Specifically, the bill authorizes the appropriation of $10 million each year over the 2018—2022 period. These programs promote human rights, democracy, and freedom of information in North Korea, as well as provide humanitarian assistance to North Korean refugees. The bill requires reports to Congress on the implementation of these programs, including a report by the State Department’s Special Envoy on North Korea.
HR 1689 Private Property Protection Act of 2017 (Sensenbrenner, R-WI), 17 pages, was passed by committee and forwarded to the House for consideration. The bill adds further protections to personal property rights that was accorded by previous bills, e.g. HR 3135, HR 1433, HR 1944, and others.
Many states are in the process of changing the way their primary elections are held; they are deciding whether to have open primaries, closed primaries, or some hybrid of the two. Following is a discussion on that topic with some analysis as to how various primary voting schemes work, and what those schemes mean to the voter.
There are, essentially, three types of primary elections – “open,” “closed,” and “partially closed.”
In an open primary voters can cast a ballot in either party without “officially” registering with that party or declaring themselves (by, for instance, signing a card) to be affiliated with the party in whose primary they are voting.
In a partially closed primary, political parties may decide before each election whether voters not registered with their party may vote in their nominating contests.
In closed primaries, only voters who have officially registered with a given party may vote in that party’s primary.
An independent voter, i.e. one not aligned with a particular party must change their affiliation to the party in whose primary they desire to vote.
Various states decide how long in advance a voter must change their registration prior to a primary election in order to be permitted to vote for a given candidate in a particular primary. In this latter example, one can see that an independent voter has to meet extraordinary requirements in order to remain independent.
To understand why the way primaries are governed in a particular state is so important this year, please consider the following: All 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for reelection this year; 35 of the 100 seats in the US Senate are also to be decided this fall; new Governors will be chosen in 36 states, and; thousands of state representatives, mayors, city and county council seats, sheriffs, and dog catchers will stand for election.
Deciding what primary process is best for a particular state requires the voter to develop a strategy to help achieve the best of all outcomes.
Conservatively speaking (is there really any other rational way to speak?), the worst Republican candidate is generally better than the best of all Democrat candidates. In such a case then the Republican voter in an open primary state might be inclined to strategize their vote by voting in the Democrat primary, casting their primary vote for the Democrat candidate that is most likely to be defeated, doing so with the intention of making the Republican candidate (whomever that might turn out to be) more likely to win the election.
The trouble with such a strategy though is that our Democrat friends could (and almost assuredly do) employ a similar strategy to help their candidate win the general election.
With the foregoing considerations in mind it then makes favoring closed primaries the best of all choices for both parties. However, this rationale is not sacrosanct and it becomes a matter that each individual, in each state, must ultimately decide which set of ground rules they support. Once that decision is made, a petition to the state’s governing board for elections can be filed by voter groups.
What’s most important though is that each voter, in each state, educates themselves in the way their state manages the election process and then take whatever actions might be prudent and necessary to provide the desired ground rules.
The following is the seventh part of a seven part adaptation of an essay I wrote in 2008 summarizing some lessons I’ve learned at the “College of Hard Knocks.” It has been adapted to illustrate the serial errors made by our government and by the progressive movement, and is intended to illustrate just how dire our country’s economic situation has become as a result of government’s gross mismanagement over the past century. – Editor.
In Part 1 we learned that we cannot do business with people who have no “money.” That is, we cannot do business with people who have nothing of intrinsic value (material or perceived value – including labor) to exchange for items of equal value.
In Part 2 we learned there’s no such thing as “free” where exchanges from one individual to another is concerned – every dollar one person receives from the government represents a dollar confiscated from another individual or entity.
In Part 3 we learned that it is impossible to spend our way into prosperity. When our government tries to solve a problem without a viable plan, no matter how well the attendant legislation is funded, bad ideas simply never work – the “War on Poverty” and the “War on Drugs” were cited as examples from the past. More recent examples would include “nation building” and “alternative energy” programs.
In Part 4 we learned the errors encountered when continue spending money (and other resources e.g. effort and time) on items and programs that will result in failure regardless of our desires to counter irrevocable fact. We examined the penalties encountered when doing so not only from the aspect of our personal lives but, most especially, how wasteful government programs are detrimental to sound and judicious fiscal policy.
In Part 5 we learned that consuming more than we produce is a formula for starvation and, similarly, spending more money than we earn is a formula for economic ruin. We examined illustrations of doing so on a personal level and translated those parallels to illustrate how being a consumer nation that is also burdened with fiscal irresponsibility makes our country dependent on others for our survival.
In Part 6 we learned that an economy solely based on providing services to its list of clients is, in reality, a false economy because it is unsustainable in the long term and subject to manipulation by external forces on any given day. In contrast, successful economies are those that produce both commodities and durable goods and are, to the extent possible independent of any outside market force.
Rule #7. Never Reward Bad Behavior.
When we give our money to charities or invest our money in businesses the wise among us monitor how that gift or investment is used. The same is true when we give money to our children. If the recipients of our money fail to use it wisely, we grow cautious. We modify our thinking and rightfully so. Ethical businesses treat their customers well and use the investments we make in their business to improve quality and production levels. When our children make wise purchasing choices we are inclined to give them more if we are able to do so.
It’s a bit different when it comes to the government – we don’t have an immediate choice when it comes to controlling the amount of money they confiscate from us, but, ultimately, we do have a choice when our representatives run for reelection.
Unfortunately though, most of us never take the time to understand just how it is that our government continues to make one financial blunder after another, and those of us who do understand the “bad behavior” practiced by our representatives seem disinclined to do more than whine about it to our friends. We are, in essence, rewarding our government by failing to admonish them when they allow (or encourage) billions of our dollars disappear down one rabbit hole or another.
Consider the number of government agencies that are not fulfilling a purpose sanctioned by our Constitution, and those that have never met their mission statement yet continue receiving huge budgets each year. Some examples include the Department of Energy, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Education. When one looks at their performance (or lack thereof), it’s hard to not become angry or nauseated.
Even those departments and agencies that are sanctioned by our Constitution are failing in their mission and are poorly run. Over the past few years, the Pentagon reported they had “lost” more than $16 billion. During the 0bama regime, we witnessed how the Department of Labor (OSHA), the Department of the Treasury (IRS), and the Department of Justice (FBI) were “weaponized” against conservatives. Does anyone recall any of the management of those government entities being sent off to prison for their crimes?
Nope! No one lost their pension or went to jail. That can mean only one thing: We the People are gleefully rewarding bad behavior. Will that ever change? For as long as the majority of us remain silent, you can bet your bottom dollar it won’t!
You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the rich out of prosperity.
What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
The government cannot give to anybody anything that it first doesn’t take from someone else.
You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
When half the people get the idea they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them; and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
CONTACT YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES
|President Donald Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington D.C. 20500
Phone: (202) 456-1414
Fax: (202) 456-2461
|U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander
455 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Room 40 – Suite 2
Washington D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 244-4944
Fax: (202) 228-3398
|U.S. Senator Bob Corker
Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3344
Fax: (202) 228-0566
|U.S Representative Dr. Scott DesJarlais
2301 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6831
Fax: (202) 226-5172
|Governor Bill Haslam
Tennessee State Capitol
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Phone: (615) 741-2001
Fax: (615) 532-9711
|Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House
Link above provides all methods of contact.
Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader
|State Representative Ron Travis
301 Sixth Avenue North
War Memorial Building
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Phone: (615) 741-1450
|State Senator Ken Yager
301 Sixth Avenue North
War Memorial Building
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Phone: (615) 741-1449
Fax: (615) 253-0237